Ted’s essays

community service

Many people give of themselves to their community. Volunteer work in libraries, thrift stores, soup kitchens, tutoring and a whole lot more are chosen by individuals to help make their communities healthy.

I have coached Bobby Sox, youth soccer, junior rifle, adult shooters and even created an adult coed softball league. I have served in numerous volunteer organizational capacities including chairing or presiding over a sports car club, two gun clubs, and a Farm Bureau agricultural education program. I’ve cooked, bussed tables, hauled freight, cleaned floors and run crab feeds for charitable fund-raisers.

Let’s just say I don’t mind rolling up my sleeves and doing just about any chore to help my community.

The last two decades has increasingly seen me more focused on creative community service – seeing holes that others don’t fill, or are afraid to take on.

The phrase “Somebody ought to do something” always makes me cringe.

Turns out, I’m somebody. You could be too.


Associations / Community Involvement
* 2019-present instigator, manager Bitterroot Bones trombone choir
* 2014-present Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services (BEARS)
* 2014-present teacher, Darby Adult Education: radio, organic growing, computer tech
* 2013-present trombone in Bitterroot Community Band
* 2013-2019 Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC)
* 2014-2015 2-terms as president BARC
* 2011-2012 1st VP, Kuna Lions Club
* 2012 candidate for Ada County Sheriff
* 2012 member Kuna Planning & Zoning code review board
* 2011-2012 member Kuna Chamber of Commerce
* 2011-2012 trombone Dunkley’s Mulligan Band
* 2011 candidate for Kuna City Council
* 2010 candidate for Idaho governor
* 2007-2008 Grangeville Elks Lecturing Knight
* 2006 candidate for Idaho governor
* 2002-2006 Chairman, Libertarian Party of Idaho
* 2001-2006 Nampa Rod & Gun Club Junior rifle coach
* 2002-2004 President Nampa Rod and Gun Club
* 1995–1996 Chair, Sonoma County Farm Bureau Ag. Ed. Committee
* 1994–1996 At-large Director, Sonoma County Farm Bureau
* 1990-1994 President, Cotati Rod & Gun Club
* 1987-1992 Youth soccer assistant coach, Bobby-Sox coach, 4-H leader
* 1980-1986 President, Empire Sports Car Association